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Applying through outland while residing in Canada

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Topic: Applying through outland while residing in Canada
Posted By: ecapatos
Subject: Applying through outland while residing in Canada
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2009 at 7:42am
Hi, my common-law partner and myself(sponsor) are currently living together in South Korea but will soon be leaving for Canada:

She - Korean national, to study in Canada having obtained the necessary study permit of 4 years duration
Myself - Canadian citizen, also to study, with the intent to remain in Canada

We are working on a sponsorship application, on the grounds that:
1. We do meet all necessary requirements incl. living together in a continuous conjugal relationship for over 1 year
2. We do not want to get married at the moment, but are committed to living together in a dependent relationship, with the intent of marrying after finishing studying

Is it possible for us to apply outland (ie. through Seoul) although we will both be residing in Canada? Obviously there appear to multiple advantages to NOT applying via the inland route.


I much appreciate the advice and thoughts Smile







Replies:
Posted By: jamaisomal
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2009 at 8:03am
Yes she still can apply outland while in Canada. However, if an interview is required, it will have to be done where the application is being processed.

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Application sent May 13, 2010
Started processing July 22, 2010.
Decision made March 7, 2011
Landed April 13th 2011
The whole process took exactly 11 months!


Posted By: ecapatos
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2009 at 9:45am
Thanks. I see what you mean about the interview. However, the cost of flight tickets would be relatively less than the stress of having to wait indefinitely for the case to get processed in Canada and not be given the option of an appeal.

What is the rationale behind requiring an interview in some cases? Any tips on how to avoid one? Big smile


Posted By: Mrs.Sam
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2009 at 10:35am
So then what happens when they approve the PRV? Question
Do they have to go back to the Outland office to have the Passport processed? Question
 
I'm wondering because I have a friend who's husband is arriving on a 6 month TRV tomorrow.
 
Originally posted by jamaisomal jamaisomal wrote:

Yes she still can apply outland while in Canada. However, if an interview is required, it will have to be done where the application is being processed.


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"Knowledge is Power" Sir Francis Bacon 1597


Posted By: jamaisomal
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2009 at 1:06pm
From what I've read, if the applicant is legally in Canada (visitor, student, worker), they can go to the border, turn around and "get landed" .

They'll will get whatever stamp they need then and there.

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Application sent May 13, 2010
Started processing July 22, 2010.
Decision made March 7, 2011
Landed April 13th 2011
The whole process took exactly 11 months!


Posted By: Mrs.Sam
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2009 at 1:08pm
Ahhhh... Lamp that's why everybody has to go to the border! Big smile
 
Originally posted by jamaisomal jamaisomal wrote:

From what I've read, if the applicant is legally in Canada (visitor, student, worker), they can go to the border, turn around and "get landed" .

They'll will get whatever stamp they need then and there.


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"Knowledge is Power" Sir Francis Bacon 1597


Posted By: mitamata
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2009 at 1:40pm
Well, the visa has to be put in the passport, so the passport has to make it to the visa office one way or another. Either take it there in person or mail it in.
Some (though few) visa offices have a policy to not send passports out of the country though, so check with them first if they'd be willing to send it to you in Canada before sending it off.

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Outland - spousal - Vienna - 2009
Feb 16th - app received at CPC-M
Mar 3rd - decision made at CPC-M
Mar 27th - received AOR
Apr 29th - PPR received via email
May 12th - Passport with visa received :)


Posted By: ecapatos
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2009 at 7:59pm
Seems like the Seoul office is used to getting applications from people already residing in Canada - like you said, they want the passport mailed to them and then they will forward it to relatives who can send it along to us in Canada.

Is entry into the US actually required? Or just a walk-across from the 'leaving Canada' side to the 'entering Canada' side?



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